Windows 10: New Windows 10 Preview build 9879 available

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  1.    14 Nov 2014 #221

    Hi there

    More of a "bug-ette" than a major buh.

    If I have a load of say file explorer sessions open then instead of the mini preview at the bottom of the screen it shows me a drop down list.

    I'm currently using a laptop with a smallish (14) inch screen so it might be that once the number of previews that can be shown exceeds the screen width (about 6 I think on this screen) then the list reverts to a drop down.

    Not a major error but I would have thought the thing should be scrollable. I like the "mini preview".

    It should work like this all the time IMO.

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    Cheers
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  2.    14 Nov 2014 #222

    caperjack said: View Post
    alphanumeric said: View Post
    caperjack said: View Post
    I did not read all the post in this thread ,but I followed the info on the site in the link[How to Get Build 9879] and did a in-place upgrade. download and install less than 1 hr,never really kept track, but it was done before the 1hr tv show was finished ,lol

    Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 9879 Available Now


    edit , the charms bar still not working even thought it set to when I mouse the top right corner.
    new version of IE now has a smiley face top right ,to send a smiley or frown for issues on websites
    The charms bar came up for me when I edge swiped my laptops touchpad. It wouldn't do that in 9860. I haven't tried to bring it up with a mouse yet though. I usually turn the edge swipe for that off. This is the Enterprise 9879.

    EDIT: I couldn't get that top right corner thing to work in the last build. I'm on my desktop PC at the moment, I'll try to remember to test it out when I fire my laptop back up.
    thanks for that ,iam on the basic prieview, I have the enterprise on another drive that I have to manually hook back up and disconnect the ssd drive that iam duel booting 8,1 and 10,
    will hook it up now maybe and do the update to win10 E 9879
    to see what happens with charms bar
    I'm back on my laptop now. Still can't get the hot corners to work for the charms bar. I can't open it with my mouse (trackball) either. I can open it up by edge swiping my touch pad though. Windows Logo key and C will bring it up too.


    Something else I noticed today is the option to boot to the Desktop instead of the Start Menu isn't greyed out anymore? When I first installed it was checked and greyed out. I was locked into booting to the Desktop. I'm not sure what unlocked it, a Windows update maybe, there was on rather large one?
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  3.    14 Nov 2014 #223

    Has anybody noticed if there are any new gestures in this build? It's hard for me to tell as I've installed the ASUS Smart gesture Utility. So far its the only driver/utility I've had to install. Without it I have no scroll function on my touch pad. It doesn't have a dedicated scroll section and uses a two finger swipe to scroll.
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  4.    14 Nov 2014 #224

    Ztruker said: View Post
    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    The Task Manager Window Snapping is totally fixed.

    I have discovered that I can't use the Windows keyboard shortcut to make the Task Manager maximise.
    How do you get a 4 quarter snap? I can get two half screen but how do you get 4?
    If somebody already answered this my apologies, I'm slowly going over posts trying to catch up with what's going on.
    If you open a desktop program and press the Windows Logo key and the arrow keys it will work Press the Windows key and left or right arrow key to snap to half screen then press the Windows key and the up or down arrow key to snap to quarter screen. Just hold the Windows key down and play with the arrow keys and you'll see what I mean. It doesn't work all that well for Metro Apps though. Not for me anyway on my Laptops 1600 x 900 screen.
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  5.    14 Nov 2014 #225

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    paulsalter said: View Post
    Anyone managed to enable the new Continuum / new start screen, seen it mentioned here but doesn't say how to do it

    First Look: Continuum / new Start Screen in Windows 10 build 9879 (video)
    The video really isn't about Continuumn except maybe looking for it. Continuumn is when one has a hybrid convertible it changes Modern with Start Screen to desktop mode with Start Menu when detaching a keyboard. The onscreen keyboard option will appear also.

    I'm still locked/greyed out of booting to Start Screen.

    Good luck on your install, Paul.
    I was too after the initial install, its selectable now though. I don't know what unlocked it. My guess is a Windows update, there was one rather large one. Run windows update and see what happens.

    EDIT: Ops, I'm referring to the Boot to Start Screen being locked out.
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       14 Nov 2014 #226

    Well I am not quite certain which part of Windows 10 resembles Windows 7 that you are referring to, but even with that said;

    After using Microsoft software for over 30 years,
    Yes I could change to Linux or OSX, or I can stay with Win7 or Windows 8.1 with my Start8, all of which are very good operating systems.

    I am content with Windows 8.1 and my Start8 menu, I see no reason to change (at least not to Windows 10, it is my least favorite), IMHO Windows 10 is simply not very elegant, but I will keep your suggestion in mind.
    I agree with Trust_No1, when I was testing out windows 10, there is no part that resembles Windows 7 that I noticed. That sure won't get Windows 7 uses to move to Windows 10.

    Trust_No1, there are several Linux desktops with start menu (technically called application menu) that are similar to windows 98se through Windows 7. Even if you find a favorite distro, you can also install your favorite desktop.

    Microsoft ought to take a cue from Linux. Have different desktops add ons that can be added from windows 1.0 through windows 10 and on.
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  7.    14 Nov 2014 #227

    groze said: View Post
    Well I am not quite certain which part of Windows 10 resembles Windows 7 that you are referring to, but even with that said;

    After using Microsoft software for over 30 years,
    Yes I could change to Linux or OSX, or I can stay with Win7 or Windows 8.1 with my Start8, all of which are very good operating systems.

    I am content with Windows 8.1 and my Start8 menu, I see no reason to change (at least not to Windows 10, it is my least favorite), IMHO Windows 10 is simply not very elegant, but I will keep your suggestion in mind.
    I agree with Trust_No1, when I was testing out windows 10, there is no part that resembles Windows 7 that I noticed. That sure won't get Windows 7 uses to move to Windows 10.

    Trust_No1, there are several Linux desktops with start menu (technically called application menu) that are similar to windows 98se through Windows 7. Even if you find a favorite distro, you can also install your favorite desktop.

    Microsoft ought to take a cue from Linux. Have different desktops add ons that can be added from windows 1.0 through windows 10 and on.
    I like the idea of flexibility as much as anyone but to expect that much is asking a lot from MS or any company. If you like Linux or Win7 stick with it. It seems that Win10 is not the OS for you.

    Just my 2c
    Jeff
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       14 Nov 2014 #228

    Kari said: View Post
    John Pombrio said: View Post
    I donno what version my install.esd is. It has a creation date of Oct 9th (the date of 9860 version) but the readme.txt says 9879! It is 2.58GB in size. Is there any way to tell which version this file truly is?
    Here's the exact size of US English Build 9879 x64 esd file:
    If you want to you could also make an ISO file of that ESD (tutorial) which can then be burned to DVD or USB to be used as install media for Build 9879 clean install. From ISO file you can then find out the exact version information with one command like this:

    1.) Mount the ISO as virtual DVD drive by right clicking it and selecting Mount, alternatively also double clicking the ISO will mount it:
    2.) Check the drive letter your new virtual DVD drive got. Here in my case it is the J: drive:3.) Now give the following command in an elevated command prompt, replacing the drive letter (highlighted) with your actual drive letter for the virtual DVD drive:
    Code:
    DISM /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:J:\Sources\Install.wim /index:1
    That's it, the complete version information is shown:

    Kari... where did you get the 9879 ESD! All I ended up with was a .wim and I'm having a devil of a time trying to convert it! (to ESD and/or ISO) Thanks, Dick

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  9.    14 Nov 2014 #229

    Speaking of similarities, I can see a lot of it with Win7, some of the features hark from Win 95 even.
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  10.    14 Nov 2014 #230

    CountMike said: View Post
    Speaking of similarities, I can see a lot of it with Win7, some of the features hark from Win 95 even.
    I agree. Well, there are enough to suit my needs and wants from this version of windows.
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